Riders from neighbouring country shine at sixth round of National Motocross Championship

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 22 Jul, 2019 00:00 | 2 mins read
Zenni Onditi in full flight during the sixth round of the Kenya National Motocross Championship at Jamhuri Motor track yesterday. Photo/PHILIP KAMAKYA

Barry Silah @PeopleSports11

Ugandan rider Kylan Wekesa was impeccable on the tracks after posting wins in all the heats of the competitive MX85cc in the sixth round of the Kenya National Motocross Championships yesterday.

The titanic battle held at Jamhuri Motocross track saw the Ugandan pick 60 points ahead of Alex Kandie who was second in all heats. The first two heats were, however, full of drama with the top two interchanging positions constantly. 

Kandie slipped a little, giving the chasing Wekesa the nose to go forward and win it. The same occurrence was witnessed in the second heat but ultimately, Ugandan was more stable on his quick bike to close it home. 

Since he was an invited rider, Wekesa’s position in the table standings was taken by the imperious Kandie. “It was a good day for me but Kylan was amazing out there. I thank my team as my strategy to lock out the chasing pack worked well,” said Wekesa.

The MX 50 category also witnessed another among neighbours with the Ugandans parading siblings Miguel Katende and Jonathan Katende who pushed the home team to the limits in the race that had 19 competitors.

Miguel won all heats after posting top positions in a successful day for the hotshot. His skill and patience on the overtake was impressive while his top speed on the clear lines earned him the plaudits atop his KMKM 200 bike. 

Zawadi Nyachae took second with 51 points after a runner-up position in all heats while Gisa Benzinge was third with 43 points to her name. In the MX 2 category, a battle was witnessed especially in the final heat.

Zenni Onditi and Rolf Kihara were heavy on the turns and pace this an overall entertainment to the crowds but it was Jurgen Kippers who blew apart the pack in an energetic and calculated display. The mix class race saw the bigwigs of MX 125, MX1 and MX2 combine well for some great competition.

Kuppers had 60 points ahead of American-based student Onditi who despite not finishing the first heat collected 34 points. 

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